In the Battle of the Yellow Sea a Sailor onboard Our Japanese Warship Matsushima, on the Verge of Dying, Asked Whether or Not the Enemy Ship Had Been Destroyed (Kôkai no tatakai ni waga Matsushima no suihei shi ni nozonde tekikan no sonpi o tou)

「黄海之戰我松島之水兵臨死問敵艦存否」

Japanese
Meiji era
1894 (Meiji 27), October
Artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (Japanese, 1847–1915), Publisher Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Okamoto, Impressions of the Front (1983), #30; Chaikin, The Sino-Japanese War (1983), cat. no. 45, photo p. 155

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 × 75.4 cm (14 9/16 × 29 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.27.192a-c

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 2000.109a-c, 2000.380.21a-c, RES.27.192a-c

Signed

Kiyochika
清親

Markings

Artist's seals: Kiyo, chika

Provenance

Purchased by Francis Gardner Curtis, the donor's husband, during his residency in Japan in the early 1890's

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Francis Gardner Curtis